Sergio Mucino was charged with harboring unauthorized immigrants after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided his four Buffalo, N.Y., restaurants, but critics say his illegal workers have suffered much more than he has. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community

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Surge Of Cuban Migrants Arrive On U.S. Shores

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Cuban migrants Arnalbis Rogel (left) and Modesto Morales arrived on a boat in Florida on Sept. 7. Morales was the navigator. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

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North Carolina voters (from left: David Cuthbert, Kristine Martin and Jack Lawrence) and members of the The Heart congregation, a church in Boone, N.C., all described their Christian beliefs as central to their lives. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

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Edson Escobar, 16, (seated, left) and his brother Alex Escobar, 18, (right), with their grandparents Ricardo and Sara Tejada in central Virginia. Edson and Alex came to the U.S. from El Salvador separately two years apart to escape their abusive father. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Halt On Juvenile Immigrant Visa Leaves Thousands In Limbo

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Nick Wilson (left), at his ordination last month, is given a framed sign from Pastor Matt Johnson that reads "Just As I Am," the title of one of Wilson's favorite hymns. Bill Campbell hide caption

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

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David Padilla with his daughter Sasha after being released a halfway house. This was his last step to returning home after nearly two decades in federal prison. Isaac Turner for NPR hide caption

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'It's Just The Beginning Now,' Says Man Freed From Serving 2 Life Sentences

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

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Art Installation To Welcome Pope Francis To Philadelphia

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Vietnamese-Americans light candles at St. Helena, a Catholic church in Philadelphia, on April 4. Like many other once-struggling churches, St. Helena has been revitalized by immigrant parishioners. About 200 Vietnamese families worship at this church, along with others from Latin America, the Philippines and Africa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Built By Immigrants, U.S. Catholic Churches Bolstered By Them Once Again

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Dinaz Campbell, 10, holds Sherry, her newly adopted dog, at an adoption clinic in Rockville, Md. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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For Many Adopted Dogs, The Journey Home Takes A Thousand Miles

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Mary Helen Flores (center) is the founder of Citizens Against Voter Abuse. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

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With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

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Elena Biamon holds coffee berries grown on her farm near Jayuya, a town in Puerto Rico's mountainous interior. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

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